Chris Armour Quartet Album Launch: Tele-Porter

Wellington based blues and roots guitarist and blues club regular Chris Armour has released his debut album, ‘Tele-Porter‘.

Drawing from the deep well of American roots music, the Chris Armour Quartet offer up a dynamic and incendiary instrumental album of vintage sounding electric blues. Featured on the album is an enviable cast of familiar faces in Richard Te One (drums), Andrew Clouston (sax), Steve Moodie (bass) and Dayle Jellyman (piano).

International blues journalist Tom Hyslop said “This is a terrific album by a killer band. Great grooves, imagination, touch, taste, and tone abound.”

Live, unfiltered and exuberant. Tele-Porter is the Blues.

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In late 2013, Chris had his prized Telecaster stolen after a night of gigging. News of his misfortune made it all the way to Boston, Massachusetts and soon after Chris received an impossibly generous gift from an acclaimed blues musician; a guitar with an uncanny likeness to his stolen Telecaster, emblazoned with the custom decal ‘Tele-Porter’. It was with this guitar that Chris wrote and recorded an album which teleports the listener to an era when great records captured the spontaneity and energy of passionate, live performances.

Album Release Party: September 15th at The Third Eye Tuatara Brewery.
$10 entry, doors from 6pm, music from 7pm.

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Credits to: Miklin Halstead, who engineered the mixing and mastering of the album at his studio The Stolen Cabasa. Album cover photography by Michelle McRae, design by Nick Lissette.